42. God is a Spirit, just and wise

1 God is a Spirit, just and wise
He sees our inmost mind;
In vain to heaven we raise our cries,
And leave our souls behind.

2 Nothing but truth before his throne
With honor can appear;
The painted hypocrites are known
Through the disguise they wear.

3 Their lifted eyes salute the skies,
Their bended knees the ground;
But God abhors the sacrifice
Where not the heart is found.

4 Lord, search my thoughts, and try my ways,
And make my soul sincere;
Then shall I stand before thy face,
And find acceptance there.

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First Line: God is a Spirit, just and wise
Author: Watts
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1873
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Attributes of God: Spirituality; God is a Spirit
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